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Highlights of Greece Escape plus 4-night Iconic Cruise

The iconic Greek Islands are yours to discover on a guided cruise and tour of Greece. You’ve dreamed of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea and strolling among whitewashed buildings above pristine beaches. Now you can have both with a guided tour of Greece and a Greek Islands cruise. History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad.” In ancient Greece, people traveled to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience, enjoy a cooking demonstration where you learn to make traditional tzatziki; take a sirtaki dance lesson; and try a glass of Ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets.

Take your escorted Greek vacation adventure further! Cruise the Greek Islands for four nights to experience the world-renowned Aegean Sea portion of the Mediterranean. Sail from Athens in an outside cabin aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to Syros. Next, you’ll sail towards the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi and the ancient excavations of Ephesus. Then, cruise to the island of Rhodes. You’ll see the clifftop acropolis of Lindos and Athena’s Temple. Sail, weather permitting, to the panoramic and volcanic island of Santorini—“The Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Relax while basking in the beauty of the sea as you return to Athens for guided sightseeing. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights and sailing the Aegean Sea, this guided tour of Greece has it all—including four spectacular nights on a Greek Island cruise.

Highlights of Highlights of Greece Escape plus 4-night Iconic Cruise

Notes

CRUISE DETAILS
Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
Outside cabin (category XA) - All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
Full entertainment program on board.
Included drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.
Globus Host service throughout the cruise

Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises.

The cruise itinerary for the departures October 20 & March 23 also stop in Crete. Port of call are as follows – Athens -Mykonos – Kusadasi – Patmos – Rhodes - Crete – Santorini – Athens.

Transportation

Motorcoach; Sea Cruise

Price Details US

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Port Taxes $159 & Gratuities $40 to service personnel on board the ship are not included but additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate. Gratuities for Cruise Host are included in the Globus price.

A fuel surcharge of $32.00 per person has been implemented by Celestyal Cruises for bookings made April 1 onward traveling on sailings April 18 onward.

Ship

Crystal

Related Option Title

January & March 2020 Travel

Product Group

Highlights of Greece Escape plus 3-night Iconic Cruise

UNESCO Sites

Acropolis Athens|Archeological Site of Delphi|Archeological site of Mycenae|Archeological Site of Olympia

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $951*
18 guests in a party: $236*

Meals

Full Buffet breakfast daily; welcome drink in Athens; 2 three-course dinners; plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2

ATHENS–CORINTH CANAL–MYCENAE–OLYMPIA CORINTH CANAL Photo stop.
MYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museum.
OLYMPIA Take part to a [LF] cooking demonstration and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D) 174 mi / 280 km

Day 3

OLYMPIA–DELPHI OLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum.
DELPHI [LF] Learn how to dance the sirtaki in a dance class while sipping a glass of Ouzo. (B,D) 137mi/220km

Day 4

DELPHI–ATHENS DELPHI Guided visit of the excavations and Archaeological Museum.
ATHENS Free time. (B) 118 mi / 190 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Athens with a traditional dinner at a local restaurant. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.

Day 5

ATHENS–(EMBARKATION)–CRUISING: MYKONOS ATHENS Embarkation.
MYKONOS Free time to explore. (B,L,D)

Day 6

CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS GREECE KUSADASI Visit the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus.
PATMOS Free time. (B,L,D)

Day 7

CRUISING: RHODES RHODES Visit the Acropolis of Lindos. (B,L,D)

Day 8

CRUISING:SANTORINI, GREECE SANTORINI Free time to explore (weather permitting). (B,L,D)

Day 9

ATHENS (DISEMBARKATION) After breakfast on board, disembark.
ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes the Acropolis and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

Day 10

ATHENS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2022-10-19 2022-10-20 2022-10-29 $1560 $0 $1560 KGEX21020 Not Available
2 2022-10-19 2022-10-20 2022-10-29 $1560 $0 $1560 KGEX21020A Not Available
3 2022-10-26 2022-10-27 2022-11-05 $1560 $0 $1560 KGEX21027 Not Available
4 2022-10-26 2022-10-27 2022-11-05 $1560 $0 $1560 KGEX21027B Not Available
5 2022-10-26 2022-10-27 2022-11-05 $1560 $0 $1560 KGEX21027A Not Available
6 2022-11-02 2022-11-03 2022-11-12 $1500 $0 $1500 KGEX21103 Available
7 2022-11-02 2022-11-03 2022-11-12 $1500 $0 $1500 KGEX21103A Available
8 2022-11-09 2022-11-10 2022-11-19 $1500 $0 $1500 KGEX21110 Not Available
9 2022-11-16 2022-11-17 2022-11-26 $1560 $0 $1560 KGEX21117 Not Available
10 2023-03-01 2023-03-02 2023-03-11 $1560 $0 $1560 KGEX30302 Not Available
11 2023-03-08 2023-03-09 2023-03-18 $1560 $0 $1560 KGEX30309A Available
12 2023-03-08 2023-03-09 2023-03-18 $1560 $0 $1560 KGEX30309 Not Available
13 2023-03-15 2023-03-16 2023-03-25 $1600 $0 $1600 KGEX30316 Available
14 2023-03-15 2023-03-16 2023-03-25 $1600 $0 $1600 KGEX30316A Available
15 2023-03-22 2023-03-23 2023-04-01 $1600 $0 $1600 KGEX30323A Not Available
16 2023-03-22 2023-03-23 2023-04-01 $1600 $0 $1600 KGEX30323 Not Available
17 2023-03-22 2023-03-23 2023-04-01 $1600 $0 $1600 KGEX30323B Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Stanley Hotel Located in Athens city center and just few steps away from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, this hotel offers 380 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a balcony. The hotel features a roof garden with a nice pool area, an open-air lounge bar and a restaurant, from where guests can also enjoy lovely views of the Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus and the Saronic Gulf. Among its amenities you can also find a well-equipped fitness center and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. Athens 1 Odysseos St, at Karaiskaki Square Superior First-Class
2 Amalia Olympia This 147 room hotel is set in a beautiful Mediterranean landscape filled with olive trees. The spacious white marbled lobby affords endless views of the surrounding green scenery along with the open air terrace of the lounge café. Amenities include a restaurant, large outdoor seasonal swimming pool, spacious lounges and a lobby bar with fireplace. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. Olympia Pyrgou-Olympias Main Rd First-Class
3 Europa Hotels Europa is built on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), at the foot of which is sited the Sacred Alti with brilliant monuments and the stadium of the Ancient Olympic Games. Olympia Archaia Olympia - Drouva First-Class
4 Amalia Delphi At the foot of Mount Parnassus overlooking olive groves and the Ionian Sea, and just minutes away from the archaeological site and museum, the temple of Apollo, and Castalia spring. The modern guest rooms are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi and minifridges. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an inviting lounge bar with a fireplace, where guests can relax and take in the breath taking Delphian scenery. Delphi 1 Apollonos Street First-Class
5 Zafolia Attractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport. Athens 87-89 Alexandras Avenue First-Class
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